# How do you graph y+8=0?

Jul 21, 2018

First, make $y$ by itself by subtracting $\textcolor{b l u e}{8}$ from both sides of the equation:
$y + 8 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 8} = 0 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 8}$

$y = - 8$

Since there is no "$x$" in the equation, that means that $y$ is a constant and it is always $- 8$.

Here is a graph of the line:

(desmos.com)

As you can see, $y$ is always $- 8$, no matter what the $x$ value is.

Hope this helps!